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Dr. Philip Marshall’s Cognitive Anthrozoology (CAZ) laboratory in the department of Psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University has an opening for a qualified MA or PhD student interested in human experimental HAI research. Applications need to be submitted ASAP to The Experimental Psychology doctoral program here: Questions regarding the application process or the research priorities of the CAZ lab should be directed to

Animal Ethics is looking for a highly motivated PhD graduate who wants to do innovative work in the area of wild animal welfare. The duration of the grant is one year, to be paid in monthly payments of $2,500, totaling $30,000. Applications are open to researchers with doctorates from most nationalities and countries. The successful candidate will be expected to report to Animal Ethics regularly on their progress and submit a final financial report within 60 days of receiving the last grant payment. There are no restrictions on the location of the institution where the research will be carried out as long as OFAC compliance requirements are met. Application deadline: July 31, 2019. Find out more here.

Eckerd College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Animal Studies to start in Fall 2019. Candidates should have an M.S. or Ph.D. in animal studies or a related field of study with emphasis on animals, and a commitment to the liberal arts. We seek an applicant committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is seven courses per academic year (3-1-3), including sophomore/junior level courses in animal-focused classes (which might fall in the areas of society, culture, humanities, science, and animal electives) to contribute to our newly developed, interdisciplinary program in Animal Studies. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit letter of application, vita, recent teaching evaluations, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested via Inquiries should be sent to Lauren Highfill at Applications will be reviewed starting June 1, but the position will remain open until filled.
Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups. More information here.

NYU Animal Studies is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for a new award and workshop on ending factory farming. We invite graduate students and early career faculty (i.e., faculty within 5 years of graduation) in any field to submit new or recent (i.e., unpublished or published within one year of submission) work related to this topic. We will select up to three papers for a $1,000 award and funded travel to NYU for a workshop on ending factory farming. The NYU Animal Studies Workshop on Ending Factory Farming will be a one-day event in Spring 2020. Each selected author will present their work to an audience of NYU Animal Studies faculty, students, and community members. There will also be a keynote address and a dinner. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity for authors to discuss their research and meet other people working in this important and neglected space. We welcome papers in any field in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences that can contribute to our understanding about ending factory farming. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • – The human, nonhuman, and/or environmental impacts of factory farming
  • – The human, nonhuman, and/or environmental impacts of alternative food systems
  • – Empirical and/or ethical analysis of what kinds of food production and consumption are ideal
  • – Empirical and/or ethical analysis of what kinds of food advocacy and philanthropy are ideal
  • – Social and/or psychological research that relates to food production, consumption, and advocacy
  • – Legal, political, and/or economic research that relates to food production, consumption, and advocacy

Please email by September 1 2019 with the subject heading “Award and Workshop Submission” and the following materials in PDF format:

  • – Curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter. The cover letter should be no more than 500 words, and should include a summary of your paper and of the research program of which this paper is part.
  • Paper draft. This work should be either unpublished or published within one year of submission, should be no more than 8,000 words, and should be completed in a manner appropriate for the field of choice. (If your work is longer than 8,000 words, please feel free to submit an 8,000-word excerpt.)

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation’s broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of life for those engaged in equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T). Deadline for submission proposals is August 1, 2019. Up to fifty thousand dollars in research funding will be offered through a rigorous application and review process. Grants are selected on a competitive basis, taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical significance and relevance. Preference will be given to investigators with solid credentials and research experience. All applications undergo a four-tier review process completed by the scientific review committee. The average grant award is $50,000 for up to a 1.5 year period. Information for applicants, including application materials, previously funded projects, review guidelines and more are available at horsesandhumans.orgAccepting Applications until August 1, 2019 for Grants up to $50,000.

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University is seeking job candidates for an Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Science (Tenure-Track) in either (1) Human-Animal bond (2) Behavior or (3) Nutrition and health/well-being. To Apply for this Position:

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